As 2008 comes to an end, first and foremost, I would like to say thank you to all of you my dear readers and visitors. I created this blog only recently, last October 31, 2008 to be exact, and I am still dumbfounded by the number of visitors of this blog.
Each time CJ, my three year old son says “Look at those dots, pindot na (click on them now) daddy!” while pointing to my Clustrmaps image (an archived image is at the right), it makes me feel good with the notion that you do find this blog helpful.
Well, I really hope that you really do find value in Foreclosure Philippines and if there’s anything that I can do to improve it, comments and suggestions are always welcome.
Why did I start Foreclosure Philippines?
Looking back, why did I write this blog in the first place? Initially, this was supposed to be just an experiment as I was looking for a way to have all my foreclosed property listings accessible from anywhere from my PDA, eliminating the need to bring the actual classified ads with me.
I remember that during that time, I have just finished helping facilitate an internet marketing workshop of Jomar Hilario, courtesy of an invitation from Thea Santos, and I said to myself I might as well create a blog for this purpose.
I also remember that I was also trying to convince some of my friends and officemates to start investing in foreclosures using our 13th month pay and Christmas Bonus and I found it very tedious to keep on bringing copies of the classified ads along with website addresses of HGC, Pag-IBIG, SSS, etc. so I just posted these in my blog and continued posting new listings.
What inspired me more was when my wife and I decided to share our experiences in the tax foreclosure auction in Marikina and I was overwhelmed with the response from visitors and readers. This became a fuel for the passion inside of me. As they say, the rest is history.
I am a real estate investor…
By the way, I just want to make it clear that I am not a real estate guru; I certainly would not want anyone to think that I am. I am simply just like any other real estate investor who just happens to focus on foreclosed real estate, and wants to share experiences, insights, and lessons learned along the way through his journey to financial freedom.
There are more than enough great real estate deals for everyone
Now some would probably say that by sharing these, along with the property listings I get, I might be losing deals to competition or other real estate investors. In my point of view, there’s simply more than enough great deals for everyone. We should all have an abundance mentality.
Besides, most of the information I learned which got me interested in investing in real estate came from mentors and fellow real estate investors who did not hesitate to share these with me. Now if I started becoming selfish and self-centered, that wouldn’t be right would it?
Helping fellow real estate investors
As we welcome 2009, I hope I can continue to help fellow pinoy real estate investors like me through this blog. In addition to foreclosed property listings, let’s share experiences, challenges, success stories, and virtually anything that can help each other make 2009 another successful year for foreclosed real estate investing.
If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions, just let me know and I’ll see what I can do about it, and please don’t forget to subscribe to my mailing list so you won’t miss a thing.
I wish you all a Happy New Year, and more successful investing in foreclosures for 2009!
To our financial freedom!
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